The classically styled 2019 DAOU Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon showcases Paso Robles as a world-class region for Bordeaux-style wines. It opens with a highly perfumed nose of black cherry, mulberry, plum, and blackberry, all underlain by notes of cassis, licorice, and crushed gravel. Secondary aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, and dried sage reveal even more elegant complexity. On the palate, it is powerful yet balanced and brimming with layers of fruit and spice. Tempting flavors of currant, boysenberry, and black plum are followed by accents of cigar box, mocha, crushed herbs, and pencil shavings. Firm tannins provide ample structure to support a lengthy finish of sweet cherry, leather, toasty oak, and vanilla crème brûlée. In the end, the 2019 vintage is nothing short of an immensely approachable wine that will age with grace and refinement.
- Post author:John Hamilton
- Post published:September 30, 2021
- Post category:Wine Club
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